Leading national law firm, Irwin Mitchell is expanding its reach in the North East as it opens a new consulting office at specialist rehabilitation centre, The Gateway in Middlesbrough to help support its growing client base in the Teesside region.
The new consulting office will be located at The Gateway on Lower East Street, Middlehaven which provides specialist nursing care, rehabilitation, a wellbeing & information hub and access to transitional housing to help people who have suffered strokes, serious spinal and brain injuries and other complex needs to achieve independence.
Irwin Mitchell is the current holder of the Rehabilitation First Solicitor of the Year award for its commitment to helping victims of serious injury to make progress in their lives – an award it has won in five of the past seven years.
The award winning law firm already works closely with Keiro, the company which runs The Gateway, to help its seriously injured clients to fund and organise bespoke rehabilitation packages and the law firm believes the new consulting office provides the best platform for meeting the needs of existing and new clients in Teesside.
John Davis, regional managing partner for Irwin Mitchell in the North East, where the firm also has an office in Newcastle, said: “We are already representing many clients in the Teesside area as they seek to get their lives back on track following serious injuries (sustained in accidents at work or on the road) or due to medical negligence or as a result of development with occupational illness and so it is a natural evolution for us to have a base on Teesside
“We are committed to helping our clients and their families to access the right rehabilitation, medical care and support they need to make progress in their lives. The array of cross sector services, organisations and expertise already located at The Gateway’s Hub share this innovative approach to a ‘one stop shop’ and make it a natural opportunity for us to expand into Middlesbrough.
“We are looking forward to helping even more people in the region to get their lives back on track. The Gateway is a visionary facility, in a great location and is very accessible for people with complex needs and disabilities across Teesside.”
Boda Gallon, Keiro Chief Executive, said: “People with disabilities and their families often need legal advice and somewhere to turn to for help. With Irwin Mitchell’s commitment to assisting people with rehabilitation and care, it makes perfect sense to launch a consulting office with legal advice alongside the wide choice of services and information already provided at The Gateway’s Hub from the 3rd Sector, NHS and Social Enterprise.”
Last year Irwin Mitchell successfully opened new offices in Cambridge and Southampton and the Middlesbrough consulting base will make it 11 locations in the UK.